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20 Minutes into the Future with Google Cardboard and JavaScript

I gave this talk at JS Oxford in November 2015. The talk is about using JavaScript and various web APIs to create Google Cardboard experiences.

You can view the slides online here, navigate the slides by clicking or with your arrow keys.

I wrote the slideshow framework from scratch for the talk, using marked.js, three.js and some custom JavaScript.

To accompany the talk I also created some demos, these can be viewed online on blog.omgmog.net/jscard.xyz. These are best viewed in Chrome on an Android device, but should work alright in Chrome on Mac/Windows too.

To present the demos live, using an actual device, I used the Chrome extension/Android application Vysor. This allows you to stream your phone’s screen over USB (via ADB), and it works really well.

Besides thinking about how to create Google Cardboard experiences using JavaScript, I’ve also been collecting resources about the UI/UX of VR, which I’ve put together as a useful list.

You can find out more about the UI/UX in VR list here.

This post was written way back in 2015. There's a chance that it's no-longer correct, or it has been superseded by a newer post. I commend you for making it this far through my archive!

Take a look in the Archive to see if I've written a newer post on the subject.

About the author

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Max Glenister is a Front-end Developer based in Oxfordshire. For work he spends his time designing, validating and implementing user interfaces. For fun he tinkers with Virtual Reality, 3D printing, embedded systems, game development and many other things.

You can keep up with Max on Github, Twitter and Reddit

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